Thanks to Wayne for the following report: 12 sphinx men and 6 ladies, turned out in horrible condition to run in this year’s SPRING!!!!!! relay, at Sutton Park As you can see from the pictures the club tent became a hobbit house , as we had to lower it to the minimum and put all kit around the sides to stop them ending in Scotland due to the relentless wind, at one point the comment, it was bloody warmer in Norway, summed things up!
Thanks to Wayne for the following report: Sphinx was well represented at this years cross country relay , at Wolverhampton with the men and ladies fielding 2 teams , with Darren and pete making their cross country debut Storm Brian played its part in making the 2 lap course (6 km each per runner ) even more of a challenge with a tough head wind to contend with, also for some had the effects of Friday nights presentation night to also contend with , Thanks to everyone who took part and good luck for the forthcoming xc season starting on Saturday 11th November , Ladies at Coundon park and the blokes are traveling down to Gloucester
24 Sphinx runners made their way to Sutton Park to compete in the Autumn Road Relays, with the ladies completing 4 legs and the men completing 6 legs. Photos: Results: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2017/ Senior Ladies Leg Name Pos Time 1 Victoria Hand 117 00:26:27 2 Caroline O’Brien 106 00:22:11 3 Victoria O’Brien 98 00:22:15 4 Lisa Abbott 89 00:20:40 86 (out of 99) 01:31:33 Leg Name Pos Time 1 FionaQuinn 116
There was a great turnout at the 4th annual Sphinx relays, with sunshine, food and a bar, what more could you ask for?
Thanks to all the clubs that put out teams and supported this event, we hope you enjoyed it! A big thank you to all those involved in organising, from setting up the course, registering teams, timing, marshalling etc. as the event wouldn’t be possible without you!
Thanks to Wayne for the following report:
12 men and 6 ladies ran In the 2017 midland spring relays
After having to call up 2 of the men’s reserve runners last week leaving us with just 1 reserve, incase of a on day change of events , which is exactly what happened with Tony having to step in at last minute ,
Thankyou and well done to everyone for turning out to run for the club in the spring sunshine at Sutton park
Thanks to captain Wayne for the following report:
A good way to warm up before our 1st xc league race next Saturday, and that is to take on the best that Warwick uni has to offer!!!! Over a 2 mile course around the sports grounds
Well that was the plan till our solitary Sphinx team rolled up and witnessed something called a warm up ( whatever one of them is )
Being carried out by a lot of very fast moving 19⁄21 yr old s
Oh dear said rob fearing an almighty kicking, but then we spotted a more realistic target a full herd of northbrook rolled into view ,
One of Which was well in our sights till the captain on the last leg went well off course and ended up looking at a barn full of sit on grass mowers
( someone needs to by that bloke a map and compass)
Good fun , good sights and good cake what more do you need from a Saturday morning, and no where near Leicester!!!!!
Hopefully we can also get a full herd out next week for the 1st league race at burbrigde common, I will send email out later this week with times and directions
Four teams represented Sphinx at these Midlands XC Relays, 2 ladies’ teams and 2 men’s. Thanks to Fiona for the following report, support and photos.
The cross country relays took place at the Aldersley Stadium in Wolverhampton. The weather stayed dry which was great for me as I was spectating but it did mean that the runners got off lightly as there was hardly any mud on the course. The course consisted of two laps with a couple of hills but nothing as challenging as cardiac hill (Leamington cross country course coming soon!!!).
Thank you to everyone who took part in the race and especially Barry, Rachael and Vicki who all chose this one as their first cross country for the team. As Vicki was completing her first lap and shouted over to me ‘I hate you and I hate this course’ (with a smile on her face of course!!!) I thought her cross country time was over at the first hurdle, however by the end of the day Vicki had the cross country bug and was asking about the league races!!!! Vicki – I have already signed you up for them all!!!
If you would like to enter the cross country league races then please do let me know. It doesn’t matter how fast you are, it is just a chance to enjoy the races and they are great team events.
It was a great team effort both on and off the road as 2 ladies’ teams and 1.8 men’s teams competed against all the other Midlands clubs. The ladies had teams of 4, each covering 4.33km; the men had teams of 6, each covering 5.88km.
Many thanks to those that drove, set up the tent, brought cakes, snacks and beer and contributed to an enjoyable afternoon.
Sphinx sent forth two teams of 3 to Northbrook’s Good, Bad and Ugly relays. Which of each team was good, bad or ugly is debatable as both teams finished in the top 5.